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Rep. Baldwin Pushes GOP On Fair Pay Law Repeal

Rep. Baldwin Pushes GOP On Fair Pay Law Repeal


Wisconsin state Republican efforts to repeal fair pay laws is drawing national attention as the issue of Republican attacks against women continues to dominate the 2012 campaigns.

As has been typical of the Walker administration on worker rights, much of this legislating has been done with very little public input. U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin (D), a fierce advocate for fair pay and worker rights is trying to apply public pressure as the bill heads to Gov. Scott Walker for signature.  Her Republican opponents have so far refused say whether they support Walker’s effort to eliminate the enforceability of state anti-discrimination laws, which frankly, says a lot.

Phil Walzak, Senior Advisor for Tammy Baldwin gave the following statement:

“The silence on this issue from Mark Neumann, Tommy Thompson, and Jeff Fitzgerald’s campaigns is deafening.

“Wisconsin women demand to know where they stand on this issue – as does anyone who could be potentially fall victim to discrimination. Tammy owns one of the strongest records around as an advocate for women’s rights and equality, and she knows we can’t go backwards on issues of fundamental fairness like equal pay for equal work.

Voters in Wisconsin have stark differences in the candidates seeking the state’s open Senate seat and as we’ve seen since the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans will take whatever opportunity they can to go after civil rights. That’s what makes the November elections so important. If you think Republicans won’t go after federal civil rights protections, think again.


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5:36AM PDT on May 5, 2012


5:35AM PDT on May 5, 2012

Isn't it time for descency.

7:16PM PST on Mar 7, 2012

Gov Walker, like Pennsylvania's Gov. Corbett, is a Koch Bros. puppet.

1:31PM PST on Mar 4, 2012

Thanks for posting.

2:23AM PST on Mar 1, 2012

Scott Walker's administration has to be near the top of all time corrupt administrations. He looks and acts like a nice guy but he and the speaker have been playing dirty games ever since they took control. Even with his recall they have been playing dirty games. He will lose in the recall election. It's too bad other states don't have recalls. I think quite a few would have short, destructive terms.

11:50PM PST on Feb 29, 2012

Paul B. I hate to bring you bad news but I feel you must find this out sooner or later so here goes. Your dear President Ronald Reagan was in a union. Not only was he in a union he was the president of the union. Not only was he president of the union but he was responsible for giving the people in his union one of the best and most generous union health care and pension plans in the United States. He was very proud of his work for the union and often spoke about it. Why do you hate Ronald Reagan?

8:24PM PST on Feb 29, 2012

Republicans are wrong on all these issues about fair pay, abortion, and gays.....and history will eventually show how crazy and wrong they were.

1:31PM PST on Feb 29, 2012

They lied to all those people to get elected, then turned on them. I haven't liked the GOP since the mid 80s after I got back from overseas and 6 years in the military [my family were traditional republicans] but with scam they pulled on the state of Wisconsin the party has reached a new low that goes beyond under a rock.

12:38PM PST on Feb 29, 2012

This makes me so mad. There was a study at the University several years back that showed that within just a few years of hiring, males doing the same job were getting paid more than their female counterparts. There is a bias towards paying men more, whether some people realize it or not.

The equal pay law is necessary.

12:21PM PST on Feb 29, 2012

Tammy Baldwin for Governor!

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